Once sold as a cocaine-based medicine in the 19th century, Coca-Cola quickly became an iconic American brand, loved around the world and celebrated in countless commercials featuring featuring some of the most famous faces in history.
More than just a sugary soft drink, Coca-Cola represents everything that makes America legendary. No wonder it has inspired so many tattoo ideas.
Coca-Cola evokes a number of memories and nostalgic feelings, some of which may not even be relevant to our lives.
Who can forget the countless images of Marilyn Monroe greeting fans with a bottle of Coca-Cola in hand, or warning of the first Christmas thanks to the Coca-Cola polar bears? With so much of our culture directly connected to the #1 soda in the world, it’s only natural that the tattoo world is paying attention as well.
The Coca-Cola tattoo is a time-honored classic and the man who honors it will find himself in a similarly honored position. You are not a flighty soul who follows any trend that catches the public’s attention for a second; you follow your preferences and enjoy what has stood the test of time and constant reintroductions.
Coca-Cola is not only a popular beverage but also a way of life. America may be an ever-evolving entity, but our true identity lies in the details. Your Coca-Cola tattoo means more than just meets the eye – but then again, like all great things, does it really need explaining?
Coca Cola tattoos range from simple logos and crowns to old 330 ml cans and bottles with iconic borders. Mostly, you will see tattoos of uniquely shaped bottles.
A tattoo artist can experiment with styles and improvise designs, but the bottle is so distinctive that you can recognize it even without the logo. It also doesn’t matter whether the tattoo is done in color or simple black ink, or whether it is done in old style, new school, neorealism or watercolor.
Additional tattoos adorn this person’s arms. There’s an unmistakable bottle of Coca-Cola in one hand and a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey with a glass of ice cubes in the other. Cocktail lovers have mixed Jack and Coca-Cola and in fact, this cocktail is being served in most bars in America.
The alcoholic beverage is the inspiration for the canned pre-mixed cocktail that Jack and Coca-Cola will jointly launch in late 2022. Called simply Jack Daniel’s and Coca-Cola, the new alcoholic beverage will launched in Mexico, but will be rolled out worldwide.
This tattoo design, done in black and gray, couldn’t be more timely in paying homage to such a popular cocktail drink. You can find similar tattoo designs done in full color below.
To say that Coca-Cola is a cultural icon is an understatement. This tattoo design seems to say that the beverage brand, represented by the distinctive bottle, is the center of this person’s universe.
Coca-Cola bottles do not always have this shape. According to the company, its bottlers came up with a special shape that would make it difficult for other beverage manufacturers to copy. Coca-Cola is so loved by the masses that other companies always copy it, confusing consumers.
In 1915, as many as 10 glass companies in America were challenged to develop a bottle so distinct that you could recognize it by touching it in the dark or even when it was broken on the ground.
Indiana-based Root Glass came up with the design based on the elongated shape and distinct veins of cocoa beans. The original design was fatter than the bottle that was later produced and distributed.
It was patented a few months after it was designed and a year later was chosen as the new Coca-Cola bottle. For some bottlers, it has become the most expensive part of the business. King and family-sized bottles were introduced in 1955.
In 1961, nearly 50 years after the first patent was granted, the Coca-Cola bottle was granted a trademark.